Hieroglyphics of John Bull's overthrow, or: A view of the Northern expedition in miniature

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Title
Hieroglyphics of John Bull's overthrow, or: A view of the Northern expedition in miniature
Subtitle
A view of the Northern expedition in miniature
Series
Harris Broadsides
Keywords
Queenston Heights, Battle of, Ont., 1812
Comparative government
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)
John Bull (Nickname)
Wood-engraving, American
19th century
History
Poetry
War of 1812
Notes
Poetry and prose.
Printed in eight columns.
Below title wood-engravings of single figures labeled Doll, the landlady, Split-Foot, Bonapart [sic], John Bull, James War, Tom Patriot, John Adams and John Rogers, with rhyming captions; at lower right wood-engraving of battle between soldiers and Indians.
Alton Ketchum's book Uncle Sam, New York, 1959, p. 40-42, lists characters depicted as Dolly Madison, the Devil, Bonaparte, John Bull, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Commodore John Rodgers.
Publication date suggested because of mention of capture of the British ship Peacock, which occurred Feb. 24, 1813.
Alton Ketchum's book Uncle Sam, New York, 1959, p. 40-42 calls this broadside the first printed work to use the term "Uncle Sam" for the United States government and says F. R. Goff believed it was published in northern New York, possibly at Troy or Albany.
Extent
1 broadside : ill. ; 51 x 63 cm.

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"Hieroglyphics of John Bull's overthrow, or: A view of the Northern expedition in miniature " Harris Broadsides. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:297839/

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